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Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This whimsical Oz-themed park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
Morton, Illinois

'Spirit of Communication'

A Depression-era sculpture by Charles Umlauf survives in a small suburban post office.
Peoria, Illinois

Old Woodruff Athletic Field

The remnants of Peoria's proud baseball past stand slightly abandoned, but not forgotten.
Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Holocaust Memorial

A collection of 11 million buttons illustrates the human toll of the Holocaust.
Peoria, Illinois

'Peace' and 'Harvest' Sculptures

These Depression-era WPA sculptures have made a couple of stops over the years.
Peoria, Illinois

Camp Peoria Civil War Marker

One of two identical monuments marking the sites of military training encampments in Peoria, Illinois.
Peoria, Illinois

Giant Oak Park

A massive bur oak tree believed to be some 500 years old is the centerpiece of this quiet urban greenspace.
East Peoria, Illinois

Franklin Street Bridge Monument

Steel remnants of a bridge make up a unique sculpture along the banks of the Illinois River.
Peoria, Illinois

Hello Peoria Building

Tiny treasures, giant murals, and strange sculptures decorate the windows and doors of this abandoned building.
Peoria, Illinois

Uniroyal Gal

This rare female version of the Muffler Man has its clothes removed each summer to signal the start of pool season.
Atlanta, Illinois

Paul Bunyon

While he no longer has an eatery to give him context, this off-brand Paul Bunyan still holds his giant hot dog with pride.
Lincoln, Illinois

Phone Booth on a Roof

Today this bizarre rooftop phone booth seems like a piece of kitsch but it was once used to spot disastrous storms.
Springfield, Illinois

Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

One of the largest carillons in the world, this giant instrument has 67 cast-iron bells played by a keyboard.
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
Livingston, Illinois

Pink Elephant Antique Mall

Oversized statues are just the tip of this nostalgic Americana roadside attraction.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
Collinsville, Illinois

Illinois Woodhenge

Fresh wooden posts have been added to ancient holes to recreate a primitive henge clock.
St. Louis, Missouri

Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing

This unassuming riverbank is Missouri’s first designated site in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
St. Louis, Missouri

The Lemp Family Tomb

This mausoleum is the final resting place of one of St. Louis's richest and most tragic families.
St. Louis, Missouri

Site of Sportsman's Park

This spot in St. Louis, marked with a simple sign, has seen more pro baseball than just about anywhere else in the world.
St. Louis, Missouri

Pruitt-Igoe's Remains

An urban forest overtakes what was the greatest failure of utopic urban housing.
St. Louis, Missouri

Burial Place of Chief Pontiac

A plaque on the side of a parking garage marks the burial place of a great Ottawa chief.